As a 12-year-old in 1958, Mike Clark bought an antique revolver for $45 at a gun show. He sold it almost immediately when someone offered to buy it from him as he left the building.
“I made a profit of $25 in three minutes, and I thought about how many yards I’d have to cut to make that,’” Clark said. “From then on I was buying and selling guns.”
Clark founded Collectors Firearms in Houston in 1975. Originally housed in a 500-square-foot stall in a shopping plaza, the store gradually spread in almost every direction.
Today the store near Fondren and Richmond includes 26,000 square feet of space, some 10,000 rifles and handguns, and collectibles like military uniforms and medals.
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